Cover your gutters before fall

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The Gutter Boys’ exclusive micro-mesh gutter guard system is ranked #1 in the nation by the independent NCR Consumer Advocacy Group. Its raised S-curve micro-mesh allows for the self-shedding of debris.

By Mitch Allen

If you look closely, darling, you can see the leaves of some trees beginning to turn. Soon enough, Northeast Ohio will explode with the bright yellows and deep crimsons of autumn leaves—many of which will end up in our gutters.

That is, unless your gutters are covered.

Gutter cleaning is dirty, dangerous work. That makes covering them one of the smartest home improvement investments you can make. But not all gutter covers are the same.

“When we started out, we only cleaned gutters; we didn’t cover them,” says Anthony Alberino, the founder of Northeast Ohio’s The Gutter Boys. “After cleaning gutters on thousands of homes, we saw first-hand that most gutter covers simply aren’t effective. Either they can’t handle the volume of water coming off the roof or they become clogged—or both. Then a few years ago we finally discovered a system that worked and we’ve been literally yelling it from the rooftops ever since. Everyone needs this gutter system.”

The system Anthony offers is an exclusive micro-mesh gutter guard rated #1 in the industry by NCR Consumer Advocacy Group in all categories measured: value, effectiveness, industry reputation, strength, water throughput, durability and “overall.”

The system works so well because it features a high-flow, stainless steel micro-mesh that lets water in but keeps debris out. This effect is dramatically enhanced because the mesh features a raised S-curve that increases the surface area, allowing for the self-shedding of debris. Plus, a vertical louvered frame improves drainage so it cannot become clogged with moss or algae like flat, horizontal frames can.

In addition, The Gutter Boys gutter specialists aren’t high pressure salespeople who hold you captive in your kitchen. “That’s not us,” Anthony laughs. “We climb a ladder to inspect your existing gutter system and give you a quote all in about 25 minutes.”

The Gutter Boys is headquartered at 1090 West Bagley Road, in Berea. They have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and are bonded and insured. Call 440-454-7040 to schedule a free on-site consultation and estimate, or visit for more information. They also offer 12 months same-as-cash financing.